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  1. #16
    Stanley Reynolds
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    Re: Need to find long-distance phone service!


    "Bob Ward" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Wed, 11 May 2005 01:14:34 -0500, "Stanley Reynolds"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >>
    > >> In Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York it costs zero to specifically
    > >> choose "none" as your selected long distance provider. How can your
    > >> telephone service provider justify charging anything, let alone extra,

    for
    > >> "none".
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >From the FCC web site : 'How do you drop your long-distance phone

    company?
    > >Call your local phone company and tell them that you no longer wish to

    have
    > >a presubscribed long distance carrier for your phone line. Your local

    phone
    > >company may charge you a small fee to drop your long distance company,

    the
    > >same fee it charges customers who switch long distance companies and it

    may
    > >charge you a "Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier Charge" directly. '
    > >
    > >http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/lowerbill.html (scroll to bottom)
    > >
    > >From the web site it indicates this fee is only required for multi lines
    > >after July 1, 2000 but maybe local companies are slow to remove this fee.
    > >
    > >http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/PICCchanges.html
    > >

    >
    >
    > On other words, a one-time charge, not a monthly charge for providing
    > no service.

    The Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier Charge is a monthly fee paid by the
    longdistance company to the local phone company to help pay fixed cost to
    provide the local loop, they also pay a per min rate on all calls that are
    terminated in the local companies lines. If you set your carrier to none you
    have cost your local phone company money that they would have collected from
    the long distance company so they are now charging you this monthly charge
    to have a local loop to receive long distance calls on. The idea of this
    tax/fee was to provide lower cost local lines by having the users, long
    distance companies pay part of the fixed cost that a local company provides.





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  2. #17
    David Samuel Barr
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    Re: Need to find long-distance phone service!

    Bill wrote:
    >
    > "Julie P." wrote:
    > >
    > > Hi! I signed up with Verizon almost a month ago for home service. I
    > > have only a few days left to choose a long-distance provider (one
    > > for in state and another for out of state), otherwise there will be
    > > a $5 fee if I choose one after 30 days.
    > >
    > > Verizon has a huge list available, but does anyone have any
    > > recommendations? IDT? Ver-tec?
    > >
    > > Right now I cannot dial long-distance, except with a calling card.
    > > Choosing a provider will change this. I pay 2.9 cents a minute with
    > > my calling card, so the service would have to be lower than this.
    > >
    > > Thanks!

    >
    > Did you ask Verizon if they can give you their own no-fee long
    > distance service? I was able to get no monthly fee LD service
    > from them and while them per minute charge isn't as cheap as
    > 2.9c per minute, for the very rare LD phone call that I make,
    > it's fine.


    The Verizon no-monthly-fee LD rate is 25 cents per minute (about to be
    raised to 30 cents), if you consider that "fine". They used to have a
    no-fee "eValues" plan at 5 cents per minute, but they instituted a $1.50
    monthly fee for that plan a few months ago.




  3. #18
    Bill
    Guest

    Re: Need to find long-distance phone service!

    David Samuel Barr wrote:
    >
    > Bill wrote:
    > >
    > > "Julie P." wrote:
    > > >
    > > > Hi! I signed up with Verizon almost a month ago for home service. I
    > > > have only a few days left to choose a long-distance provider (one
    > > > for in state and another for out of state), otherwise there will be
    > > > a $5 fee if I choose one after 30 days.
    > > >
    > > > Verizon has a huge list available, but does anyone have any
    > > > recommendations? IDT? Ver-tec?
    > > >
    > > > Right now I cannot dial long-distance, except with a calling card.
    > > > Choosing a provider will change this. I pay 2.9 cents a minute with
    > > > my calling card, so the service would have to be lower than this.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks!

    > >
    > > Did you ask Verizon if they can give you their own no-fee long
    > > distance service? I was able to get no monthly fee LD service
    > > from them and while them per minute charge isn't as cheap as
    > > 2.9c per minute, for the very rare LD phone call that I make,
    > > it's fine.

    >
    > The Verizon no-monthly-fee LD rate is 25 cents per minute (about to be
    > raised to 30 cents), if you consider that "fine". They used to have a
    > no-fee "eValues" plan at 5 cents per minute, but they instituted a $1.50
    > monthly fee for that plan a few months ago.


    I'm on the 5c plan, but I have a local calling package, so that
    is probably why I don't pay the monthly fee. 25c isn't fine,
    unless you are absolutely sure you won't make any LD calls.

    Bill



  4. #19
    googled
    Guest

    Re: Need to find long-distance phone service!


    "Stanley Reynolds" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > In Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York it costs zero to specifically
    > > choose "none" as your selected long distance provider. How can your
    > > telephone service provider justify charging anything, let alone extra,

    for
    > > "none".
    > >
    > >

    >
    > From the FCC web site : 'How do you drop your long-distance phone company?
    > Call your local phone company and tell them that you no longer wish to

    have
    > a presubscribed long distance carrier for your phone line. Your local

    phone
    > company may charge you a small fee to drop your long distance company, the
    > same fee it charges customers who switch long distance companies and it

    may
    > charge you a "Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier Charge" directly. '
    >
    > http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/lowerbill.html (scroll to bottom)
    >
    > From the web site it indicates this fee is only required for multi lines
    > after July 1, 2000 but maybe local companies are slow to remove this fee.
    >
    > http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/PICCchanges.html
    >
    >


    If you already have a long distance service and want to drop it, you will be
    charged for the switch to "none" because you are making a change to your
    existing service. If you have initiated new local service you will not be
    charged for selecting "none" for long distance, because you are not changing
    anything.






  5. #20
    Eddie Lindell
    Guest

    Re: Need to find long-distance phone service!

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    > Hi! I signed up with Verizon almost a month ago for home service. I have
    > only a few days left to choose a long-distance provider (one for in state
    > and another for out of state), otherwise there will be a $5 fee if I choose
    > one after 30 days.
    >
    > Verizon has a huge list available, but does anyone have any recommendations?
    > IDT? Ver-tec?
    >
    > Right now I cannot dial long-distance, except with a calling card. Choosing
    > a provider will change this. I pay 2.9 cents a minute with my calling card,
    > so the service would have to be lower than this.
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    >
    > Use OneSuite (onesuite.com) . It's the best and cheapest service out there.




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